PANZER, Rosaline

b. 2 Oct 1907 - Lincoln County, Kansas

d. 18 Mar 2008 - Ellsworth, Kansas

From Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter, Thursday, March 27, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Rosaline Peterman, 100, Ellsworth, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Ellsworth Good Samaritan Retirement Center. Mrs. Peterman was born Oct. 2, 1970, in Lincoln County to Carl John and Mary Schultz Panzer. She as a lifetime resident of Ellsworth and Lincoln counties. she also was a homemaker and a nurse's aide at the Good Samaritan Retirement Center, Ellsworth, and a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies Aide, both of Ellsworth, and the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, rural Ellsworth. She married Ben PETERMAN Aug. 5, 1937, in Lincoln County. He died in 1966.

She also was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Walter, Alfred and Carl, and two sisters, Anna Reinart and Louise Bettenbrock.

Survivors include three sons, Wallace Murphy of Alton, Eugene Peterman, Sr., of Ellsworth and Robert Peterman of Little River; two daughters, Mary Lou Pflughoeft and Jessie Kralik, both of Ellsworth; 19 grandchildren; four foster grandchildren; 38 great -grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a foster great-grandchild.

The funeral was March 22, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pastor Philip Hoppe officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. Parsons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the church.


PARKE, Vera M.

See Vera M. Bollig


PATTERSON, Luella Catherine

b. 13 Jan 1925

d. 9 Jan 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Friday, January 11, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Vogel, Luella Catherine (Patterson), R.N., entered this life on January 13, 1925 and went home to the Lord on January 9, 2008. Rosary, 7:00 P.M., Friday, January 11; funeral service, Saturday, January 12, both at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Graveside Service, 3:00 P.M., Saturday, January 12, St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery, Wright, KS. Luella is survived by her husband, Harold (VOGEL); daughter and son-in-law, Becki and Brad Brandes; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Doris, Kim and Lee, Jeff and Sheryl, Eric and Doris, Chad; 15 grandsons; 4 granddaughters; 6 great-grandsons; 5 great-granddaughters; brothers, Donald and Tom; sisters, Margaret, Dorothy, Rose Rita, Edna, Carol, and a multitude of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Faith Hospice, 7804 E. Funston, S-203, Wichita, KS 67207 and Alzheimer's Association, 347 Laura, Wichita, KS 67211. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/11/2008.


PECK, Ruth Laurelda

b. 12 July 1916 - Rosette Community, Kansas

d. 6 March 2008

Form Lucas-Sylvan News - Thursday, March 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Ruth Laurelda Morray, 91, formerly of Topeka, died Thursday, March 6, 2008. She was born Ruth Laurelda Peck, July 12, 1916, in Rosette Community near Sylvan Grove, Kansas. She was owner of Peck Beauty School in Emporia. She attended Emporia State Univ. and College of Emporia. She was an artist, and her collection of works was shown at art shows in Topeka. She was an organist and she loved to travel. After World War II, a special interest for Ruth was planning annual reunions for her husband's "Company B" Army Unit.

She is preceded in death by her husband Earl (MORRAY); her parents, Clyde and Maude (Webber) Peck; four sisters, Helen Vonade, Enic Peck, Wilda Dillet and Lila Hanzlicek; and two brothers, Edwin Peck and Leslie Earl Peck. Survivors are a brother, Wendell Peck and spouse, Lorna, White Bear Lake, Minnesota; two sisters, Ivis Meitler, Salina, and Vera Meyer, Sylvan Grove; a brother-in-law, Courtney Hanzliceck, Salina; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to Sylvan High-School Scholarship Fund. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is in charge of arrangements. For more information or condolences, go to www.ryanmortuary.com



b.31 Mar 1925 - Hardy, Nebraska

d. 4 Jan 2008 - Hastings, Nebraska

From Salina Journal - Monday, January 7, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HASTINGS, Neb. -- Ruth M. Shotzman Crispin, 82, Hastings, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.
Mrs. Crispin was born Ruth M. Pedersen on March 31, 1925, in rural Hardy. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ivan Shotzman, in 1972; and her second husband, Dwayne Crispin, in 1989.
Survivors include a son, Van Shotzman of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two daughters, Lana O'Neill of Hastings and Vonia Hansen of Superior; four brothers, Gene of Pueblo, Colo., Vic and Lars, both of Superior, and Rex of Las Vegas; a sister, Alberta Bagley of Hastings; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Box 282, Superior 68978. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Memorials may be made in care of the family. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.


PETERMAN, Rosaline

See Rosaline Panzer


PETERS. Harvey A.

b. 24 Aug 1941 - Hutchinson, Kansas

d. 9 Feb 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 10, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Harvey A. Peters, 66, died Feb. 9, 2008, at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Hutchinson, the son of Clause K. and Martha E. Klassen Peters. A lifetime resident of the Hutchinson and Inman areas, he was a farmer, truck driver and had worked for the Co-op Steel Plant on East Fourth.
On Oct. 5, 1963, he married Nancy I. STROUSE in Plevna. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Scott A., Hutchinson; a daughter, Janice A. Deaton, Sherman, Texas; and three grandchildren, Kylie Peters, Hutchinson, and Trevor and Brandon Deaton, Sherman, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Helen M. Fisher and Martha Peters.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Matt Stafford presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, in care of the mortuary.



b. abt 1923

d. 11 Feb 1008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday, February 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WICHITA -- Armella (Pfannenstiel) Dougherty, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 11. 2008. Survivors include her husband, Delwin; two sons, Dale Dougherty and Bruce Dougherty; and three daughters, Sherryl Bolinger, Colleen Brunton and Kathleen Caldwell. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Munjor. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hays Memorial Chapel, Hays. A parish vigil will be Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home



b. 1 Nov 1922 - Munjor, Kansas

d. 13 Feb 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Saturday, February 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Armella (Pfannenstiel) Dougherty, 85, Wichita, formerly of Hays, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Munjor to Joseph J. and Agnes (Schreibvogel) Pfannenstiel. She married Delwin DOUGHERTY on Feb. 15, 1943.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Wichita, and St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Dale Dougherty and wife, Debbie, Lancaster, Calif., and Bruce Dougherty and wife, Suzanne, Kansas City, Kan.; three daughters, Sherryl Bolinger and husband, Michael, San Diego, Colleen Brunton and husband, Larry, Newton Square, Pa., and Kathleen Caldwell and husband, Sid, Wichita; a brother, Frank Pfannenstiel and wife, Jeannie, Canadian, Texas; four sisters, Johanna Befort, Enid, Okla., Blanche Pfannenstiel and husband, Nick, Hays, Lillian Stremel, Wichita, and Virginia Rome, Kansas City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Nick, Justin and Rich Pfannenstiel; and a sister, Lydia Copp.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Munjor. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.



b. 30 Sep 1960 - Hays, Kansas

d. 16 Feb 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - February 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Donna Marie (Pfannenstiel) Steckline, 47, Hays, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Hays Medical Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1960, in Hays to Francis J. and Mildred L. (Karlin) Pfannenstiel. She married Larry STECKLINE on Oct. 12, 1996, in Hays. She was a former Travenol employee.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; her father, Hays; a brother, Dale Pfannenstiel and wife, Julie, Hays; and a sister, Denise Becker and husband, Mark, Plainville.

She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, David Pfannenstiel. Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. Family will receive friends and relatives from 5:30 p.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Donna Steckline fund in care of the funeral home.


PFANNENSTIEL, Dorothy Mae Karst

See Dorothy Mae Anderson


PFAU, Mrs. Val

b. 29 Sep 1974 - Odessa, Russia

d. 7 Nov 1952 - Richardton, North Dakota

From The Dickinson ND Press - 13 Nov 1952, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Mrs. Val Pfau, age 78, of Richardton, died at her home Friday, Nov. 7. Funeral services were held Monday at the St. Mary’s church in Richardton with Father Reiley officiating at the service.
Burial was made in the St. Mary’s cemetery. Pallbearers were Val Pfau, Martin Boehm, Johnny Pfau, Henry Pfau, Val Messer and John Messer.
Mrs. Pfau was born in Odessa, Russia, Sept. 29, 1874. She came to Mandan in 1904 and moved to Richardton in 1906 where they have lived in and around ever since.
She was married to Val PFAU in Russia, May 27, 1902. Five sons and four daughters were born to them. One daughter and her husband preceded her in death. The sons are Henry, Glendive; Nick, Sacramento, Calif.; John, Tacoma; Phillip, Billings and Val, Richardton. The daughters are Mrs. Tom Schantz, Tacoma; Mrs. Delmis Broaddus, Richardton and Mrs. M. Boehm, Richardton. There are 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Pfau was a member of the St. Mary’s church and the Christian Mothers of Richardton.
A sister survives in Canada and three sisters in Germany. The Mischel funeral home had charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 13 Nov 1952


PFEIF, Helen Alanda Bisterfeldt

See Helen Alanda Lapp



See Mary Ann Schreiner


PFISTER, Evelyn M.

b. 25 Jul 1924 - Topeka, Kansas

d. 11 Feb 2008 - Inman, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, February 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Evelyn M. Ratzlaff, 83, died Feb. 11, 2008, at Pleasant View Home, Inman. She was born July 25, 1924, in Topeka, the daughter of Ernest and Julia Hoppe Pfister. She was a homemaker
She belonged to Inman Mennonite Church and the Red Hat Society. She had been a recipient of the PEAK Award. On Nov. 9, 1980, she married Albert J. RATZLAFF in Inman. He died Jan. 8, 2003.

Survivors include: a son, Gary Gibson, Topeka; three daughters, Linda Coffman and Shirley Myer, both of Topeka, and Judy Barry, Abilene; four stepsons, Dennis Ratzlaff, Robert Ratzlaff and Larry Ratzlaff, all of Hutchinson, and Lowell Ratzlaff, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Neufeldt Willson, Derby; a grandchild; 13 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 22 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two step-great-grandsons.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Inman Mennonite Church, Inman, with Pastor Harold Thieszen presiding. There will be no visitation. Private graveside inurnment services will be held in North Inman Cemetery at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be sent to Pleasant View Home or Inman Mennonite Church, both in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main St., Buhler, KS 67522.

PITSCH, Harvey Lee

b. 3 Dec 1934 - Hardin

d. 11 Jan 2008 - Hardin

From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 14 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

HARDIN - On Jan. 11, 2008, Harvey Lee Pitsch surrendered his tired body to his eternal home. He was a faithful husband, father, brother and friend who lived his life to the fullest.
Harvey was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Hardin, son of Pete and Sarah Hardt Pitsch. He grew up in Garryowen on the family farm and attended Crow Agency Public School until the 8th grade and graduated from Hardin High School in 1952. He was unable to attend his high school graduation due to his health. Harvey had a rare disorder called Ankylosing Spondylitis, which caused him pain for 62 years. His strong will to live helped him overcome many obstacles and proved many doctors wrong.
Harvey grew up working along side his father. When Pete retired, Harvey and his brother Irvin formed Pitsch Brothers Farm & Ranch and worked side by side for 36 years.
On Aug. 15, 1969, he married Julianne HARLIN, they spent the last 38 years together. He and Julianne moved to Hardin in 2002. Upon moving to Hardin, he and a group of friends created the Rooster Club and gathered for coffee every Thursday in his home.
Harvey was a man of his word and was always looking out for others; extending his hand to anyone who needed him. He could also fix anything. His steady hands and his ability to make something out of nothing were very useful on the farm. He also took up woodworking and made many heirlooms.
He was an active member in organizing the Hardin Jaycees, was a member of the 17-H & 1 school board and a life long member of the Christ E & R Church.
His parents; his brother Irvin; niece Dana Bastrom and twin infants of his niece as well as many relatives and friends, preceded Harvey in death.
Survivors include his wife Julianne of Hardin; son Brad Pitsch of Billings; daughter Lisa (Dusty) Weber of Billings; sisters Shirley (Bob) Margheim of Garryowen and Linda (Floyd) Bastrom of Hardin; sister-in-law Charlene Pitsch of Garryowen and three grandchildren MeKayla, Ryan and Lauryn, who were his pride and joy; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements. Should friends desire; memorial contributions may be made to the E & R Church, Big Horn County Historical Museum or to the charity of choice.



b. 26 Aug 1933 - Lyman, Nebraska

d. 22 Apr 2008 - Alliance, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 25 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

ALLIANCE - James F. Pittman, 74, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at his home in Alliance. Cremation has taken place as he wished.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, April 25, at Bates-Gould Chapel in Alliance with Reverend Martin T. Schnare and Reverend Richard C. Mueller officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice or to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements .
James was born August 26, 1933, in Lyman to Cecil H. "Mike" and Mary W. "Bobbi" (Tate) Pittman. He served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 26, 1953 to Feb. 26, 1955. On December 12, 1973 he was united in marriage to Betty WEINMASTER.
Jim has lived in Alliance for 29 years. He retired in 1994 after working as a deputy sheriff for Box Butte County since 1979. He had previously worked at the John Deere Company in Lyman, served as the Lyman Chief of Police and as a deputy for the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Department.
Survivors include his wife Betty; children, Kevin (Sandy) Pittman of Torrington, Wyo., Jack (Patty) Pittman of Morrill, Debra Weimer, David (Robyn) Pittman of North Platte; stepchildren, Rod (Shirley) Bertram, Michael (Doris) Bertram and Renee Smith; sisters, Wanda Card and Helen Briggs of Morrill, and Lila Brandt (Maurice) Brandt of Scottsbluff; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Rebecca Gaskill, his parents and brothers-in-law Vern Lackey and Dwain Card and grandson Jimmy Pittman.


PLENERT, Esther (Schmidt)

See Esther Schmidt


PLENERT, Shirley Ann

b. 28 Mar 1935 - Lehigh, Kansas

d. 10 Jan 2008 - Hesston, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, January 11, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HESSTON - Shirley Ann Schmidt, 72, died Jan. 10, 2008, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.
She was born March 28, 1935, at Lehigh, the daughter of Ed and Esther Schmidt Plenert. She worked in the health care industry for Bethel Home for the Aged and Kidron Bethel Health Care for many years.
On Aug. 15, 1969 she married Allen SCHMIDT at Hillsboro. He survives.
Other survivors include: two brothers Jerry, and Alan Plenert, both of Canton. She was preceded in death by a son James Schmidt.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Mennonite Church, Newton, with Pastor Clarence Rempel presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory, Newton. Memorial may be sent to the First Mennonite Church, in care of the funeral home.

HESSTON - Schmidt, Shirley Ann, 72, died Jan. 10, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Mennonite Church. Survivors: husband, Allen of Hesston; brothers, Jerry and Sherry Plenert, Alan Plenert all of Canton. Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/11/2008



b. 19 Dec 1865 - Russia

d. 7 Aug 1953 - Belfield

From The Dickinson ND Press 13 Aug 1953, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Funeral rites were held Monday, Aug. 10, for George Poleniuk, age 87, a retired farmer at Belfield, who died Aug. 7 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Makeruk at Belfield. He was ill for about one year and death was caused from old age complications.
The service was conducted by Father Walodmyr Karmazyn in St. Josaphat’s church at Gorham.
The deceased was born in Russia Dec. 19, 1865, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Poleniuk.
Survivors include sons, Nick, Belfield; Alex, Fairfield; Steve, Gorham; Paul, Fairview, Mont.; and daughters, Mrs. Mary Makaruk, Belfield; Mrs. Anna Yourk, Fairfield; Mrs. John Zagursky, Williston, and Mrs. Fred Walker, Grand Forks.
The Mischel-Olson chapel was in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 13 Aug 1953


POLIFKA, Regina "Mamie"

See Regina Schmidt


POPE, Erma Ada (Morris)

See Erma Ada Morris


PRICE, Opal Marie

b. 25 Feb 1917 - Brantford, North Dakota

d. 5 Feb 2008 - Belfry

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 7 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

BELFRY - Opal Marie Price Kurtz, 90, lovingly known as Granny, passed from this world on Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2008, at her home in Belfry surrounded by her family. She had lived with her daughter in Belfry for the past five years.
Opal was born on Feb. 25, 1917, at Brantford, N.D., the eldest of 12 children born to Arville and Lula Miller Price. She was raised on a farm that was one of the first established homesteads in North Dakota. Opal began helping on the farm at the young age of 5 and later moved to her Grandmother Miller's farm to help following her grandfather's death. Throughout her life, Opal knew and survived hardships. She was a woman of strength and independence and was always willing to help others. In addition to raising her own 10 children, she helped raised others as well. Opal enjoyed dancing, working with horses, picking berries and, as a young girl, listening to her dad play the banjo.
In 1934, she married Joseph KURTZ. They moved to Montana in 1963, and Mr. Kurtz died in 1985. In addition to her husband, Opal was preceded in death by one daughter, Darla Ross; two sons, Lyle Kurtz and Manval Kurtz; four grandchildren; four sisters, Clarice Deloretta, Edith Thomas, Viola Zaputil and Kathy Fetters; and one brother, Ronald "Bud" Price.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Roberts of Belfry and LeeAnn (Don) Otis of Missoula; five sons, Wilfred Kurtz of Fromberg, Gary Kurtz of Healy, Alaska, Darwin (Linda) Kurtz of Columbus, Lonnie (Lucy) Kurtz of Denver, Colo., and Randy (Brenda) Kurtz of Byers, Colo.; four sisters, Gloria Marloney, Jeanice Mehlhoff, Dotti Wright and Dora Schmidtt; two brothers, Walter and Perry Price; 35 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Carrington (N.D.) Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, at the Evans Funeral Home in Carrington. Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel of Red Lodge was in charge of local arrangements.


PROPP, Allen A.

b. 20 May 1913 - Marion, Kansas

d. 18 Feb 2008 - Marion, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, February 20, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MARION - Allen A. "Pete" Propp, 94, died Feb. 18, 2008, at Newton Medical Center.
He was born May 10, 1913, in rural Marion, the son of George J. and Amelia Vogel Propp.
A lifetime resident of Marion County, he was a farmer for over 35 years. On Aug. 30, 1934, he married Eloise HETT in Peabody. She died April 8, 1993.
Survivors include: a daughter, Sharon Englebright, Garden City; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two siblings.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Golden Living Center or St. Luke Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

MARION - Propp, Allen A. "Pete," 94, died Feb. 18, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Zeiner Funeral Home. Survivors: daughter, Sharon Englebright of Garden City; grandchildren, Leon Holmes, Tammy Younger both of Hays, Teresa Holmes of Garden City; great-grandchild, Tara Holmes of Garden City. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/20/2008.


PROPP, Dorothy M.

b. 12 Mar 1929 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 11 Apr 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald from 4/15/2008 - 4/17/2008. Scottsbluff, NE, Submitted by Mark B. Wills

Dorothy M. Nuss, 79, of Gering, formerly of rural Bayard, died Friday evening, April 11, 2008 at Regional West Medical Center at Scottsbluff.
Her Funeral will be Wednesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at the Emmanuel Congregational Church at Scottsbluff with Pastors Bob Rose and John Adams officiating. Interment will be in the Bayard Cemetery. A Memorial in Dorothy's name has been established to the Church. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff, Tuesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a time of family and friends sharing from 7-8 p.m. Her obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left.
Dorothy was born March 12, 1929 at Scottsbluff, the daughter of Conrad and Margaret Elizabeth (Pepler) Propp. She attended the District 39 "Airport School" and Scottsbluff High School. She was united in marriage to Ernest E. Nuss, Jan. 4, 1948 at Bayard. They farmed in the Bayard area until their retirement in 1999, when they moved to Gering. Dorothy was well known for her sugar cookies and many other home cooked meals. She dearly loved her great-grandchildren, babysitting them up to the time of her death.
She was a former member of Faith United Church of Christ at Bayard and the Ladies Fellowship. After moving to Gering, she became a member of the Emmanuel Congregational Church at Scottsbluff.
Survivors include her husband Ernest E. Nuss, Sr. of Gering, daughter Diann Kreman and her husband Allan of Bayard, son Ernest E. Nuss, Jr. and his wife Peggy of Bayard, grandchildren Anita Siedenburg and her husband James of Lincoln, Erik Nuss and his fiancée Danielle Bassler of Bayard, Chelsea Nuss of Scottsbluff, Aaron Kreman and Justin Kreman and his wife Kacey all of Bayard, Steve Siegfried of Gering, nine great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Esther Propp of Minatare, Elly Propp of Lincoln, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, five sisters and granddaughter Holli Siegfried.


PROPP, Larry A.

b. 24 Apr 1943 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 13 Feb 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - 16 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Larry A. Propp, 64, of Scottsbluff, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at his home with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Emmanuel Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor John Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery with military honors by the Nebraska National Guard.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Prairie Haven Hospice or to the Emmanuel Congregational Church in Larry's name. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel.
Larry was born April 24, 1943, in Scottsbluff, to Phillip and Elizabeth (Benzel) Propp. He was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Congregational Church. Larry grew up on the family farm east of Minatare and attended Highland School and graduated from Minatare High School in 1961. He participated in high school football and basketball. After high school, he attended Scottsbluff Junior College and later served in the Nebraska Army National Guard.
Larry married Jennifer NUSS May 23, 1966, in Scottsbluff. They were married for 18 years; from this union they had two children, Nicole and Taylor. Larry's long time interest in cars led him to his employment at Cannon Brothers Ford from 1969 to 1985. He then went on to manage Dalton's/Reganis Auto Center until his death. Throughout his years in the car business Larry received numerous awards for his outstanding performance.
He enjoyed collecting and working on his old cars, boating and working in his yard in the summer, and was an avid Nascar and football fan. Larry also enjoyed hanging out with the family dog, Chewy, "his buddy" and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Nicole of Tampa, Fla.; son, Taylor and daughter-in-law, Heather (Williams) of Scottsbluff; brothers, Marvin and wife Marge, and Kenneth both of Scottsbluff; sisters, Phyllis and husband Richard Reifschneider of Bayard, Judy and husband Ron Rahmig of Gering, and Kathy Propp of Gering; and his "grand pup" Chewy. He is also survived by Jennifer Nichols of Scottsbluff, the mother of their children, and her parents, Carl and Caroline Nuss of Bayard, and beloved friends, Greg and Nanette Williams of Mitchell. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him.
His parents Phillip and Elizabeth Propp, maternal and paternal grandparents, J.P. an



PROPP, Martha

b. 13 Feb 1920- Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 22 Jan 2008 - Gering, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 24 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Martha Meisner, 87, of Gering, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at Heritage Estates of Gering with family by her side.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Garry Schick officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Visitation will be today, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Memorials can be made to Zion Evangelical Church or to the Alzheimer Association. Online condolences may be offered at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com to be forwarded to the family.
Martha was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Scottsbluff to Conrad and Margaret (Peppler) Propp. She received her education at District #39 country school outside Scottsbluff. Martha married Edward MEISNER on Feb. 18, 1940, in Scottsbluff. The couple farmed south of Gering until 1983 when they moved into Scottsbluff while they enjoyed their retirement. In 2000, she moved to the Village and in May of 2005 moved to Heritage of Gering. Martha was a Sunday School teacher for Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff and was a proud member of the church and the Ladies Guild of Zion. She was a 4-H Leader for over 15 years where she taught many girls how to sew. She was a member of the Cedar Valley Women's Club for over 50 years. She participated in exhibiting crafts at the Scottsbluff County Fair, including quilts, canning and many of her collectable dolls. She received numerous champion ribbons for both her canning and quilting skills. Martha also enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and collecting dishes and thimbles, of which she had beautiful displays in her home.
Survivors include her daughter, Norma Ray and her husband Roger of Gering; grandchildren, Melanie Kreider and her husband Tim, and Matthew Ray and his wife Andrea; great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Baily Kreider, and Turner and Madison Ray, all of Gering; sister, Dorothy Nuss and her husband Ernest of Gering; sisters-in-law, Esther Propp of Minatare and Elly Propp of Lincoln; and dear friend Darline Fegler of Scottsbluff.
Her parents; husband, Edward; infant son, Norman Edward and son, Donovan D. Meisner; brothers, Phillip, Victor, George, and Leonard Propp; infant sister, Lydia Meisner; and sisters, Millie Wegelin, and Esther Schmidt preceded Martha in death.


PROSSER, Catherine M.

b. 10 Mar 1932 - Odin, Kansas

d. 8 Jan 2008 - Manhattan, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 10, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS - Catherine M. Schremmer, age 75, former longtime resident of Hays, Kansas, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 2008, at the St. Joseph Village in Manhattan following an extended illness.
She made her home at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Hays for the seven years prior to moving to Manhattan in Oct. of 2006, where she became a resident of St. Joseph Village.
She was born March 10, 1932, in Odin, Kansas, the daughter of Alois and Regina Prosser. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Fort Hays State University. She and her husband also formerly owned and operated the Tastee Freeze in Hays, Kansas.
She was a former member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Hays, Kansas, for over 40 years.
Her hobbies included vegetable gardening, baking, singing and playing cards. She was an avid Royals baseball fan and enjoyed going to her grandchildren's sporting events and activities when she was able. She also was a former volunteer at the Community Assistance Center in Hays.
On Aug. 9, 1949, in Odin, she married Edward A. SCHREMMER. They made their home in Beaver, Kansas prior to moving to Hays in 1961.
Survivors include: two daughters, Cheryl Miller, Manhattan and Nadine Herold and husband Sherman, Hays; four grandchildren, Craig Miller and wife Heather, Wichita, Carrie Foster and husband Chris, Marysville, Aaron Herold, Shawnee, Chad Herold and wife Jessica, Kansas City; five great-grandsons, Mackenzie, Curtis and Braeden Miller, all of Wichita, Clayton Foster, Marysville, and Jacob Herold, Kansas City; two sisters, Helen Kaiser, Hoisington, Mary Birzer, Hutchinson; and two brothers, Julius and Joe Prosser, both of Hoisington.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, in 1988; her son-in-law, Curtis Miller, also in 1988; five sisters, Anne Steiner, Matilda Kramer, Jean Rome, Cecilia Tieperman, Eleanor Kingston: and five brothers, Anthony, William, John, Louie and Leonard Prosser.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin, Kansas with Father Dwight Birket presiding. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, Manhattan, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery in Odin. Memorials may be sent to, St. Joseph Village in Manhattan, Hays Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Hays or the Holy Family Cemetery, Odin, in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.